Auvergne in ancient France was the home of the first family to use the name Robidoux. Robidoux was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne, where the family was established in early times in a seigniory, which became a marquisate in 1565 for D'Amboise.
Early Origins of the Robidoux family
The surname Robidoux was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where the family was established in early times in a seigniory, which became a marquisate in 1565 for D'Amboise.
Early History of the Robidoux family
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Robidoux Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Robidoux, including Robidou, Robidoux, Robidout, Robidan, Robidant, Robident, Robida, Robidat and many more.
Early Notables of the Robidoux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robidoux family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Robidoux were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Robidoux were André Robidou, who married Jeanne Leduc-Denait in Quebec City in 1667; Guillaume Robidou, who married Marie Guérin in Montreal in 1697; Joseph Robidou, who married Marie Anne Fonteneau in 1721 in Laprairie.
Contemporary Notables of the name Robidoux (post 1700)
- Louis Robidoux (1796-1868), birth name of Louis Rubidoux, born in St. Louis, Missouri, son of Joseph Robidoux III, he became a large landholder, founder of Riverside, California, eponym of the town of Rubidoux and Mount Rubidoux in California
- Antoine Robidoux (1794-1860), American fur trapper and trader, fourth son of Joseph Robidoux III
- Joseph Robidoux II (1722-1778), French Canadian-born American fur trader, son of Joseph Robidoux I
- Joseph Robidoux III (1750-1809), American early fur trader in Missouri and Nebraska, son of Joseph Robidoux II
- Joseph Robidoux IV (1783-1868), known as the "Founder", American-born founder of Blacksnake Hills Trading Post, St. Joseph, Missouri, one of the six sons of Joseph Robidoux III
- Billy Jo Robidoux (b. 1964), American Major League Baseball player
- Joseph Robidoux I (1701-1778), second son of William Robidoux, French Canadian fur trader
- Léon Aimé Robidoux, President of Les Industries d'Acier Laurier Ltée, Quebec
- Joseph Emery Robidoux QC (1843-1929), French Canadian politician and jurist, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Châteauguay (1884-1892)
- Florent Robidoux (b. 1960), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
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